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Journal Article | 2018

Decade of Despair: The Contested Rebuilding of the Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp, Lebanon, 2007–2017

In mid-2007 the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli was destroyed by the Lebanese Army battling an insurgent Islamist group, Fatah al-Islam. Displacing about 30,000 Palestinian refugees, it was one...
Are John Knudsen (2018)
in Refuge - Canada's Journal on Refugees vol. 34 no. 2 pp. 135-149
CMI Brief | 2018

Women’s informal peace efforts: Grassroots activism in South Sudan

South Sudanese women have been grossly under-represented in formal peace negotiations. However, they have been active in informal peacebuilding at the local level where peace means rebuilding society. Such informal...
Helen Kezie-Nwoha and Juliet Were (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:07) 6 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Reporting Africa: Soft Power, Media and Civic Engagement

The turn of the century saw new trends in China’s foreign affair policies springing up. Rebuilding its humanitarian cause, promoting economic diplomacy, cultivating cultural and citizen diplomacy, China seemed to...
Shubo Li and Helge Rønning (2013)
in China Media Report Overseas vol. 9 no. 3 pp. 43-55
Report in External Series | 2012

Norwegian non-military collaboration with Afghanistan: A slightly different approach

Norway has a long history of providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan through non-governmental organisations and the United Nations, and has played an active role in aiding the rebuilding and development...
Arne Strand (2012)
Oslo: Noref (Noref Policy Brief) 8 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2011

Developing Angola's infrastructure: What is SADC's role?

Infrastructure has remained a main focus for SADC in its efforts to advanceregional cooperation in Southern Africa. Development of Angola’s infrastructureis also a key priority for the Angolan government in...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2011:3) 26 p.
Report in External Series | 2007

Land Issues and Poverty Production: Requirements for Lasting Peace in Sudan and Afghanistan

During the last decade, an increasing share of foreign aid has been provided to countries coming out of civil war or experiencing severe conflict. Most of these countries-like the Republic...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Arne Strand (2007)
Washington DC: IFPRI (2020 Focus Brief on the World's Poor and Hungry People) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2007

Entangled Biographies: Rebuilding a Sasak House

The concept of ‘compatibility' has a particular salience in many Indonesian societies. This article examines ‘compatibility' with reference to person-house relationships on the island of Lombok. Examining a case where the...
Kari Telle (2007)
in Ethnos vol. 72 June 2007 no. 2 pp. 195-218
Commissioned Report | 2006

Mid-term Evaluation Report of the National Solidarity Programme (NSP), Afghanistan

Twenty-five years of conflict has left Afghanistan with a profound need for extensive intervention to address reconstruction and development requirements, particularly in rural areas, many of which were never reached...
Sultan Barakat (team leader) and Arne Strand ( team member) (2006)
York: Post-war Reconstruction & Development Unit (PRDU), UoYork
CMI Report | 2005

Norwegian NGOs in Post-Taliban Afghanistan: Review and Lessons Learned

Afghanistan has within the span of three years moved from a complex political emergency to a nascent state-building process, a process that is not yet completed. The Afghanistan case is...
Are Knudsen with Hamidullah Natiq and Sadiqa Basiri (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2005: 11) 59 p.
Report in External Series | 2005

Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan, 2001-2005

Afghanistan was a troubled country in 2001. Not only is Afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world, but protracted armed conflict since 1978 had forced 6 million out...
Arne Strand and Gunnar Olesen (2005)
Copenhagen: Danida, Foreign Ministry (Danida Evaluation Series no. 2005:05) 214 p.
CMI Brief | 2005

Peacebuilding: Lessons from Afghanistan

A new paradigm for post-conflict donor intervention was put at test in Afghanistan: adjusting to complex political, military and economic imperatives. One major lesson stands out: without a functioning justice...
Arne Strand and Gunnar Olesen (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2002

After Bonn: Conflictual peace building

The Bonn Agreement of December 2001 lays the foundations for a political transition in Afghanistan after 23 years of war. The agreement excludes the defeated party, the Taliban, while seeking...
Astri Suhrke, Kristian Berg Harpviken and Arne Strand (2002)
in Third World Quarterly vol. 23 no. 5 pp. 875-891
CMI Working Paper | 1999

Humanitarian assistance during conflict in a state-less society: The case of Somalia

This working paper was prepared for the workshop on "Aid and Humanitarian Assistance in Africa" in Arusha, 27-29 June, 1998, with financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs....
Siegfried Pausewang (1999)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1999:5) 29 p.
CMI Report | 1995

Judiciary and good governance in contemporary Tanzania. Problems and prospects

The World Bank identified judiciary among institutions which ran down during centralized governance. The Bank also expressed the need for and willingness to take part in rebuilding these institutions so...
Sufian Hermed Bukurura (1995)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1995:3) 70 p.
CMI Working Paper | 1995

South Africa manufacturing industries catching up or falling behind?

This paper argues that intraindustry trade with developed countries is an important source of technology transfer, and creates incentives to climb up the learning curve. South Africa has an industrial...
Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås (1995)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 1995:2) 40 p.